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Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms. Chili Lime Kale & Spinach Chips. Recipes for Health - Buckwheat Pasta With Kale. Seared Pork with Roasted Grapes. Pork chawwwwps and apple sauuuuu-I MEAN roasted grapes.

Seared Pork with Roasted Grapes

Lately I’ve been all about meals that basically make themselves. Meals that take less than .233462 minutes to pull together. Meals that use less than .19827345 ingredients from beginning to end. Meals that wash my car and mow the lawn. Meals that give me facials and paint my fingernails. I’m happy to tell you, well, two things: 1) This meal does all (or 2%) of the above. And 2) It didn’t snow! By the way, have you ever roasted grapes? Ya wanna hear a story real quick?

So, when I planned this meal, I accidentally bought seeded grapes, and my husband started snacking on the grapes and I was all, “Don’t eat all of those! It’s a brand new world ahead of us, you guys. Also, if you sear up some simple pork chops with a little salt and pepper while roasting a few handfuls of red grapes with a drizzle of olive oil and some fresh thyme, your Lou is pretty much going to forget how to skip.

And don’t try to ask a grape to braid your hair. Lentil Almond Stir-Fry Recipe. A warm, hearty, fill-you-up stir-fry for a cold night.

Lentil Almond Stir-Fry Recipe

There's nothing too fancy going on here, just tiny potatoes, golden brussels sprout wedges, toasted almonds and lentils tossed together in a olive oil-slicked skillet. I served it with a drizzle of mint and a bit of thinned-out, salted plain yogurt, and a sprinkling of chopped dates. Making the mint drizzle take a bit of extra effort that you could skip if you don't have the inclination to make an extra component.

Personally, I love the way the mint plays off the creamy potatoes and yogurt, but you could take the building blocks of this recipe and go in plenty of other directions that take varying degrees of effort. You might do a handful of grated Parmesan and a bit of lemon zest in place of the mint sauce and yogurt. Happy New Year to everyone, and thank you for all your thoughtful comments on the last post. Start by making the mint sauce. Now cook the brussels sprouts using the same pan. Wild Rice Porridge with Cardamom, Pecan, and Pear Recipe. Difficulty:Easy | Total Time: About 25 mins | Makes:2 servings If you keep a few cups of cooked wild rice in your refrigerator, this is a quick and satisfying breakfast alternative to oatmeal.

Wild Rice Porridge with Cardamom, Pecan, and Pear Recipe

Pear and cardamom are a classic flavor combo, but really, once you’ve mastered the basic formula here, this porridge is endlessly adaptable. Try swapping in apples, apricots, or blueberries for the pears; almonds for the pecans; maple syrup for the honey. More wild rice recipes. 2 cups cooked wild rice1/2 cup heavy cream, plus more for serving1 1/2 tablespoons honey, plus more for servingPinch fine salt1/2 cup dried pear slices (apples, apricots, or any dried fruit can be used), medium dice1/2 cup toasted pecan halves, coarsely chopped1 teaspoon ground cardamom1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

The WORLD’S Best Baked Chicken! How To Make 5 Perfect Dinners For $10 Each. Tilapia and Quinoa with Feta and Cucumber, Recipe from Everyday Food, April 2010. Lavash Pizza With Greens, Baby Broccoli and Mushrooms. Tuna, Veggie & Couscous Salad. The more I work as a temp, the more I realize that it has a few advantages.

Tuna, Veggie & Couscous Salad

You’re sort of a free agent, you get paid weekly, and since you’re not officially on the employee roster, you don’t have to do things like break room duty and clean up after your coworkers. But temping has huge disadvantages, too: you get paid weekly (yes, it’s nice, but it’s also much harder to budget and pay big bills like rent this way!) , you have zero hope of health insurance, and things like national holidays or joining your mom on a 1 day stay-cation hurt your paycheck immensely. No holiday pay can make an enjoyable day like the 4th of July seem a little less exciting, because you know that celebrating the nation’s independence is hindering your own independence. Financial independence, that is. Yeah, yeah, so what does all of this have to do with food, Poor Girl? There’s nothing to this recipe, really. Tuna, Veggie & Couscous Salad (makes 4 servings; total cost per serving: ~$0.90) Salmon & Ginger Fishcakes with Sweet Potato Fries.